Applications for this opportunity have now closed.
National Centre for Writing (NCW) invites applications from East of England-based publishers, presses, zine-makers, and artist collectives to take part in a Publishing Fair this Christmas.
Apply now for a chance to sell your wares in the medieval Dragon Hall, beautifully decorated for Christmas, and interact with the local literary community in Norwich. There will be festive drinks and mince pies on sale too!
The day-long event will be a celebration of local and regional publishing and will take place on Saturday 2 December, 10am – 4pm at Dragon Hall in Norwich, home to NCW. A limited number of stalls will be available.
NCW offers two options for stallholders. A full table is available for a set fee of £15. Full stallholders will also be given the opportunity to deliver a short talk to the general public on a relevant topic of their choice. Alternatively, stallholders can request to share a table for a reduced fee of £5. We recommend established publishers and local presses opt for a full table. The shared tables are broadly intended for groups with reduced stock or primarily self-published works.
To apply for a stall, please fill in this form, which requests details on the following:
- Which type of stall you would like
- About the publishing house/creative project: name, number of staff/members, and where the publishing house/project are based, brief mission statement, etc.
- What you publish: market/genre/community, number of titles per year (if applicable), examples of publications, etc.
- Links to website, social media, etc.
- One named contact
Applicants must be based in the East of England (defined as Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire). You can be a publisher, press, zine maker or artist collective (two or more writers/artists who collaborate creatively and promote their work).
Priority will be given to those of/or publishing under-represented groups including but not limited to: Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities and chronic illness.
The deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 27 October 2023.
Any questions about the event or application can be sent to [email protected]. Successful stallholders will be contacted by Thursday 2 November 2023.
The decision to offer a stall to an applicant will be made by NCW staff and will be made subject to space limitations and on the basis of ensuring a representative sample of publishing activity in the region.
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